Marco Brescianini spoke after making his Serie A debut at San Siro last night, saying ‘hard work pays off’.
Milan ended the season in the best way possible (given the circumstances), beating Cagliari 3-0 at Stadio San Siro, while letting young players like Maldini and Brescianini play in the second half.
Brescianini took the slot of Ismael Bennacer and played very well for 30 minutes, looking composed and unfazed.
“I’m really emotional and want to thank everyone at the club: the coach and all the staff I’ve played under throughout the years and all the people who have always been by my side, because my journey hasn’t always been easy. And therefore I really do want to thank them, I’m really happy,” the 20-year-old said in an interview with MilanTV at the end of the match.
“Given that I’m from a Milanista family, my dream has always been to play in the Milan shirt here at San Siro and now this dream came true, so I’d really like to thank everybody once again and I hope that this is just the beginning and there will be other games to come.
“My season? I’ve always tried to get my head down and work and therefore it’s possible for me to say that hard work pays off. It’s a bit of a cliché, but it’s true.
“The Milan dressing room? It is full of great personalities, everyone has always tried to lend me a hand from the start both in training and during Saturday’s game, but also during our experience in America so I really want to mention everybody, especially those who helped me last year, including Abate and Bonaventura; the same applies to coach Gattuso, who always lent me a hand. This year everyone has been great: Ibrahimović, Biglia, Bennacer… I really could mention everyone, not forgetting the coach, so I have been fortunate and I can only learn from them, including during our training sessions.”